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We're CGS and we build futures.


We build them with all sorts of people

at all ages and stages of their careers,

some working, some not working,

some forced not to work.


We meet first a bundle of emotions

which becomes in conversation

a real and uniquely talented person

with whom we work to build futures

in all shapes and sizes.


The common factor is that each future

is the right one for the client

because s/he's the one making

the choices which build them.

  • Services for the individual


    CGS exists to address two questions: How should I think about the rest of my career? and What should I do about it?  Click here to see how we set about finding the answers.


  • CGS offers a completely personal, tailored, open-ended outplacement to senior executives and professionals; also mentoring services to CEOs and senior leaders. 

  • Latest postings

    The concern that the Covid pandemic would produce an avalanche of job losses and reduced future vacancies seems to have morphed into a sometimes desperate "competition for talent".   A headhunter friend tells me that at ExCo and Board level there is now (I'd add "at last") more focus on retention than recruitment, on evaluation and coaching rather than ruthless pruning.

    Therefore at the sort of level at which our clients normally operate, there are still as always good jobs for good people.  Those good people need to be aware however that competition for the best jobs will be fiercer than ever, which means that the meticulous preparation and methodical search techniques in which we specialise look likely to be all the more essential.  That's what we are here for...


The awfulness of Putin's inhuman invasion of Ukraine, together with the pusillanimous response of our para-government, casts a pall over an otherwise promising year of renewal in all areas - work, travel, fun.  Here at CGS we believe our most potent course is to continue to live our lives as usual and refuse to buckle under the weight of events.  Let us all pray for a sane and peaceful outcome, however far short of ideal it must necessarily fall.

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